Friday, 7 October, 2022
TopicBihar Politics

Topic: Bihar Politics

How to beat JD(U)-RJD caste maths? BJP to focus on EBCs & Mahadalits, hunt for ‘vibrant’ leader

Bihar BJP says party hopes to find a balance between caste politics and Hindutva, especially with former ally, CM Nitish Kumar, conducting a state-wide caste census.

Why Nitish Kumar is Congress’ best bet for 2024 elections, despite a predictable outcome

First Bihari and a Kurmi PM candidate could put BJP’s potential allies in Bihar and Apna Dal’s Anupriya Patel in Uttar Pradesh on a sticky wicket.

Our take on Bihar govt change, airfare caps and India’s CWG medal tally—in 50 words

ThePrint view on the most important issues this week.

Modi has no vision for Bihar’ – Why Chirag Paswan is now coming out against BJP

Chirag claims he will align with anyone who gives importance to Bihar. BJP leaders admit uniting LJP's two warring factions will help the NDA

‘Nitish PM material’: JD(U)’s Upendra Kushwaha says BJP lying about his ‘V-P ambition’

Kushwaha says Bihar 'hasn't yet had chance to elect a PM'. But he denies that there's a deal with RJD for Nitish Kumar to move to Parliament in 2024 so Tejashwi Yadav can be CM.

A CM’s quest to be ‘prime-atma’ & meet Bihar’s new boss, same as the old boss

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Nitish in Delhi, Tejashwi as Bihar CM — RJD’s 2024 plan after fresh JD(U) tie-up

RJD leaders believe that, in his second stint as CM Nitish’s deputy, Tejashwi will be more assertive, unlike the previous tenure when his father, Lalu Prasad, was taking all the decisions.

Bihar drama isn’t win for secularism. 3 things you are missing in your jubilation

Bihar drama is merely the latest manoeuvre by shrewd Nitish Kumar who has changed sides so often he must wake up every morning and struggle to remember who his allies are.

Nitish Kumar drops close confidant R.C.P. Singh from Rajya Sabha, chooses Jharkhand leader

Kumar’s decision means Singh will have to resign as Union minister; may lie low and eventually join the BJP, say supporters.

From Bochaha bypoll to Parshuram Jayanti, BJP has a big Bhumihar problem in Bihar

The upper caste Bhumihars, part of the BJP’s core vote-base, have been getting increasingly alienated from the party and are pledging their allegiance to traditional ‘enemy’ RJD.

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A woman walks past the logo of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), at its headquarters in Mumbai, India | Reuters

SEBI orders Indian credit agency Brickwork Ratings to shut down

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) cancelled the certificate of registration of the credit rating agency due to repeated lapses in the functioning.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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